QANTAS adds Christmas Creek, WA to its network

Jul 13, 2012 No Comments by

QANTAS will commence twice daily 737-800 services Perth to Christmas Creek, WA from 01AUG12. The flights are loaded for restricted sale in the distribution systems and are clearly marked as “Charter Service”. The company most likely chartering this service is FMG Fortescue. This will be the only scheduled commercial jet service operating to Christmas Creek. […]

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Maximising Airline revenue through market definition: strategic methods.

Jul 13, 2012 No Comments by

Introduction – how airlines define their markets and applicable strategies At its most basic level and definition, the premise behind marketing is to match the product with the target market. This is largely achieved by the firm having a clear definition of the market that is being targeted. Given the large operational costs in the […]

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United orders 150 Boeing 737s

Jul 13, 2012 No Comments by

United Airlines has ordered 150 Boeing 737s including 100 of the new 737 MAX-9 and 50 737-900ER. The order which is worth US$15billon was announced at the Faranborough Airshow 2012. “These airplanes that we’re ordering today are not only more fuel efficient, but they’re operationally more reliable,” United’s President and Chief Executive Officer Jeff Smisek […]

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Lufthansa adds 2nd 747-8 station

Jul 12, 2012 No Comments

Effective 06AUG12, Lufthansa will add its second 747-8 destination after Washington Dulles (IAD). LH will operated daily services on the FRA-DEL. Next 747-8 destinations to come online by the end of 2012 will be Bangalore, Chicago O’Hare and Los Angeles LAX. LH has ordered 20 747-8s in addition to 20 options. It has recently taken […]

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American Airlines moving forwward with merger plans

Jul 11, 2012 No Comments

AMR, American Airlines’ parent company is moving ahead with merger options, with the most likely contender being US Airways. AA is presently in C-11 BK protection and is looking at ways to exit this, the merger with another carrier being a likely option. AA is a member of oneworld whilst US Airways is a member […]

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Boeing expects 747-8i orders at Farborough Airshow

Jul 10, 2012 No Comments

Since Lufthansa commenced revenue services with the new 747-8i the airliner has gained renewed interest from a number of carriers. Boeing expects to announce possible orders or letters of intent at Farnborough Airshow. “There are some very, very active campaigns right now. We expect a series of orders for the next few months and over the […]

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Virgin Atlantic set to launch Heathrow – Moscow services

Jul 10, 2012 No Comments

Virgin Atlantic is planning to launch Heathrow – Moscow services should it be successful in securing slots. These slots will become available as a consquence of BA’s takeover of British Midland-BMI. As approval of the takeover BA is required to release some of BMI’s Heathrow slots.  ”Our core flying has always been across the Atlantic […]

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QANTAS 747 European Charters

Jul 08, 2012 No Comments

QANTAS will operate the following 747 charters on behalf of Hughes Travel from Singapore to Manchester, Cardiff (CWL) Wales and Lyon (LYS) France: QF6051   16JUL12  SIN-MAN     0140   0810 QF 6021  21JUL12  MAN-CWL   1100   1150 QF6051  21JUL12   CWL-LYS    1330   1650 QF6051  23JUL12   LYS-MAN   1200   1255 QF6051  30JUL12  MAN-SIN    2225   1835+1 (arrives 31JUL12)

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ICAO predicts strong growth in global airline industry

Jul 08, 2012 No Comments

The International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) which is back by the UN, reports that passenger traffic growth is expected to rise 5.4%, expressed in passenger-kilometres performed (PKPs). The report states “In terms of regional impacts, the European Union (EU) is expected to be hardest hit during 2012 as it continues to deal with sovereign debt […]

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Scandinavian adds San Francisco to its network

Jul 07, 2012 No Comments

SAS-Scandinavian Airlines will resume services to the US West Coast. SAS will add 6 x weekly Copenhagen – San Francisco service from 07 April 2013 using Airbus A340-300 aircraft.  “We see a favorable market situation in North America and a particularly strong demand in the growth area of San Francisco and Northern California,” Rickard Gustafson, […]

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